Rhubarb, tinda, papalo & quilquina

Growing aromatic herbs
May 27, 2010

Some details of the plants that I'm growing for the first time on my rooftop this year.

This is the papalo (or Papaloquelite), a Mexican herb used in sauces and salads.
The photo was taken before the tremendous sandstorm that has ruined several leaves.

QuilquinaQuilquina is also known as Bolivian Coriander although I think it's not very similar to coriander.

RhubarbI'm also growing rhubarb: the plant is really fascinating, look at the alien leaves as soon as born, before opening up.

TindaThis is the tinda, an indian round gourd that I hope to taste in a couple of months, I will let you know!

EDIT: I used tinda in the recipe Tinda curry

Pomodoro Banana LegsI've growed tomatoes last year but this is my first experience with the Banana Legs variety. I think I will taste them soon.

Gnocchi with pesto and roasted peppersOne year ago:

Gnocchi with pesto and roasted peppers

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